HC Deb 05 August 1912 vol 41 c2686W

asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that nearly 160 steerage passengers bound for Canada on board the "Pretorian" were put on the quarantine island in consequence of two cases of small-pox having been diagnosed, in spite of the fact that all these steerage passengers had been examined for marks of vaccination a few days previously, and that those whose marks were not satisfactory were vaccinated; and whether he proposes making representations to the public health authorities of Canada on the matter?


I have received a complaint to this effect, and have communicated it to the Canadian Government.